Those who attended the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 got to see some legendary performances from musicians like Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joni Mitchell, and The Doors. Trade Stands. In spite of this, a sustained campaign from wealthy locals, paired with huge organizational challenges, resulted in the festival ending as a financial failure, failing to turn a profit, and being declared a free event. 50th Anniversary 1970 ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL. Included in the line-up of over fifty performers were Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, The Doors, The Who, Lighthouse, Ten Years After, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Joni Mitchell, The Moody Blues, Melanie, Donovan, Gilberto Gil, Free, Chicago, Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Leonard Cohen, Jethro Tull, Taste and Tiny Tim. with JC and Angelina. will be playing by the fence. from 1970s BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test. In 1970, a line up over 5 days included (amongst others) Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Supertramp, Leonard Cohen, Joan Baez, Chicago, Procol Harum and played to over 600,000 people. The Legend. It was the last of three consecutive music festivals to take place on the island between 1968 and 1970 and widely acknowledged as the largest musical event of its time, greater than the attendance of Woodstock. Contact. Line Up. The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival was held between August 26 and 31 at Afton Down, an area near Freshwater on the western side of the Isle of Wight, in the south of England… Latest News. Isle of Wight Festival 1970 Featuring The Doors , Andy Roberts and 46 more artists at Isle of Wight Overview Whispering Bob Harris. Between the 26 and 31 August 1970, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, (his last ever UK appearance), Donovan, Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Arrival, Cactus, Family, Taste, Mungo Jerry, ELP, The Doors, The Who, Spirit, The Moody Blues, Chicago, Procol Harum, Sly and the Family Stone and Free all appeared at the third Isle Of Wight Festival. NIK TURNER ex Hawkwind. Dick Taylor of the Pretty Things. Travel. The 69 line-up was far more heavyweight . Although estimates vary, the Guinness World Records estimated 600,000, possibly 700,000 people attended. Places to Stay. The 1969 Isle of Wight Festival was a far more ambitious affair than than the previous years bash , which only had the Airplane as the overseas headliner and not a lot of other big names to back them up. The Isle of Wight Festival began with a series of Festivals between 1968 and 1970, widely acknowledged as Europe’s equivalent of Woodstock. In order to keep Island residents, festival goers, artists, festival crew and traders safe we have decided to move the 50th Anniversary celebration at Afton Down More. Sunday 5th Sept Compere. It was organised and promoted by local brothers, Ron and R… The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 was held between 26 and 31 August 1970 at Afton Down, an area on the western side of the Isle of Wight. RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID 19. Tickets. Arthur Brown with.